Aaron M. Kuntz is associate professor and Department Head of Educational Studies where he teaches graduate courses in qualitative inquiry and foundations of education. Dr. Kuntz’s research focuses on developing “materialist methodologies” – ways of producing knowledge that take seriously the theoretical deliberations of critical theory, new materi-alism, and poststructuralism that have emerged in social theory over the past fifty years. He grounds this methodological theorizing in empirical questions about the production of inquiry in the K-16 arena, faculty work and activism in postsecondary institutions, and the impact of the built environment on learning.
Dr. Kuntz’s publications appear in such diverse journals as Qualitative Inquiry, Cultural Studies — Critical Methodologies, The Journal of Higher Education, The Review of Higher Education, the International Journal of Qualitative Studies in Education, Educational Studies, and others, as well as in numerous book chapters. Alongside colleagues from the Disruptive Dialogue Project, Dr. Kuntz co-authored Qualitative Inquiry for Equity in Higher Education: Methodological Implications, Negotiations, and Responsi-bilities (Jossey-Bass Publishers). Dr. Kuntz’s co-edited volume Citizenship Education: Global Perspectives, Local Practices (with John Petrovic) was published in 2014 with Routledge Press.
Recently, Dr. Kuntz published his book, The Responsible Methodologist: Inquiry, Truth-Telling, and Social Jus-tice, available via Routledge Press. Dr. Kuntz’s current book project is tentatively entitled, Relational Resistances: Qualitative Inquiry, Cartography, & the Promise of Social Change (Routledge Press).
Dr. Kuntz currently serves on the Editorial Boards for the Review of Higher Education, Philosophy and Theory in Higher Education, and the Bloomsbury Research Methods for Education book series. He received his doctorate from the University of Massachusetts Amherst.